This is an alphabetical account of some of journalism’s worst cliches. Popular but unnecessary, these terms and phrases are a thorn in my side. Ahem, I mean, they’re bad.
E-whatever: The other day, I got an e-mail message about protecting my e-commerce with some premium e-surance.
Flip-flop (as a verb)
Green: Also “Going Green” and “Greening your business.”
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Revived in our time of economic woe.
I-whatever: iListen to my iPod on my iHome
Jump on the Bandwagon
Level the Playing Field
Make Ends Meet: No one, especially single mothers, can seem to do it these days.
Protecting Your Investment
Quality of Life: Politicians love this one.
Rolling Out the Red Carpet for _____.
Staycation: As opposed to “vacation” when gas prices are too high.
Thinking Outside the Box
Undisclosed Price: I’m tired of seeing this on the business page.
Victim: Everyone’s a victim!
Wall Street vs. Main Street
X for “ex”: Examples include Xtreme, Xtra, etc.
Yes We Can!: Thank you, President Obama.